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Two people in serious condition after head-on Browns Bridge wreck

Two people are in serious condition after a head-on crash on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville, according to authorities.

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One person killed in motorcycle wreck in Dawson County

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19-year-old jogger tells authorities she was raped near Dahlonega reservoir trails

19-year-old jogger tells authorities she was raped near Dahlonega reservoir trails

A 19-year-old woman told authorities she was raped Wednesday night by a man while on the Lake Zwerner reservoir trails in Dahlonega.

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Rabid raccoon reported near Price Road in North Hall

Another case of rabies in a raccoon was confirmed Thursday, the second confirmed case in the past week and the sixth of 2017.

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North Hall senior learns how to manage her peers as stage manager

North Hall senior learns how to manage her peers as stage manager

Tatum Smith is a jack of all trades when it comes to theater.

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Barron, Georgia’s first female Blackhawk pilot, honored in Gainesville

Barron, Georgia’s first female Blackhawk pilot, honored in Gainesville

With eyes on Memorial Day, retired Army Lt. Col. Terry Barron intended to present the Peach State Bank with a flag that flew with her ...

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Slideshow: West Hall High conducts commencement ceremony

Slideshow: West Hall High conducts commencement ceremony

West Hall High School conducted its 2017 commencement ceremony at Free Chapel Worship Center.

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Slideshow: 214 graduate from East Hall

Slideshow: 214 graduate from East Hall

East Hall High had 214 seniors graduate in its commencement Thursday at Free Chapel Worship Center. 

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Low gas prices help drive Memorial Day weekend travel

Low gas prices help drive Memorial Day weekend travel

Memorial Day weekend travelers will take to the road in large numbers enticed in part by gasoline prices that have steadily remained in the low ...

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Johnson senior pushes himself on football field, in class

Johnson senior pushes himself on football field, in class

Not even a fractured vertebra in Johnson High senior Cameron McCarthy’s neck could keep him from reaching his goals.

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Dual enrollment programs growing at UNG, Lanier Tech

More Georgia high school students are going to college, taking advantage of a new program that lets them enroll in tuition-free college courses earning high ...

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Hall County unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2007

Hall County unemployment rate drops to lowest level since 2007

Metro Gainesville’s unemployment rate in April fell to 3.9 percent, the lowest it’s been since November 2007 for Hall County, when the ...

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15-year-old earns high school diploma, 2 associate degrees from UNG

15-year-old earns high school diploma, 2 associate degrees from UNG

To say Christie Taylor has excelled as a student would be an understatement.

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Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Lane closure set for Thursday night for Boling Bridge work

Boling Bridge will close to a single lane of traffic beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday while crews pour concrete for the new bridge structure.

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Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

Longtime cigar shop owner passes torch to Cuban couple

When Clark “Smitty” Smith opened his shop 20 years ago, he envisioned creating “the old-school tobacco store.”

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Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Slide show: Lanier Charter Career Academy seniors celebrate next step

Fitfy-nine seniors recevied their high school diploma during Lanier Chater Career Academy's graduation ceremony.

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School taxes could go up for some in Hall

School taxes could go up for some in Hall

While Hall County Schools officials have approved a tentative budget that reduces the school tax rate, that does not necessarily mean property taxes will also ...

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1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

1924 tax keeps funding Gainesville Parks and Recreation

Gainesville residents who today enjoy access to 22 parks, the civic center and a number of recreational facilities can thank voters who made it all ...

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5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

5 things to remember if you're jumping in Lanier this Memorial Day weekend

Memorial Day weekend on the shores of Lake Lanier means boating, swimming, tubing, water skiing, splashing — basically anything that involves a dip in the cool ...

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Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

Vehicle tag renewal kiosk moved to Kroger

A kiosk allowing vehicle owners to skip the trip to the county office to renew their vehicle tags has been relocated to the Kroger at ...

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Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

Houseboat destroyed in fire at Holiday Marina

A 60-foot houseboat was destroyed Tuesday night in a fire at Holiday Marina.

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Green Street closure offers ‘wake-up’ call on traffic fixes

Green Street closure offers ‘wake-up’ call on traffic fixes

Imagine, as a pedestrian, not having to run for your life when crossing Green Street.

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Authorities ID suspect in test drive car theft

Authorities ID suspect in test drive car theft

Authorities identified a woman they believe took a gold minivan for a test drive last week and never came back to a South Hall dealership.

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U.S. Rep. Doug Collins pushes increasing line speeds at poultry plants

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins pushes increasing line speeds at poultry plants

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is pushing an increase in poultry processing plants’ line speeds to new U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

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Scout lawsuit reveals years of abuse

A lawsuit and Boy Scouts of America documents show a former Gainesville scoutmaster continued working with the organization for more than a decade after confessing ...

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Humane Society ‘Bark Park’ finishing in June

Humane Society ‘Bark Park’ finishing in June

After a hugely successful fundraising campaign, the rescue dogs of Northeast Georgia are getting a little more room to stretch their legs.

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Flowery Branch taxes could jump, despite tax rate staying the same

Flowery Branch taxes could jump, despite tax rate staying the same

Flowery Branch residents could see a property tax increase next year, even as officials propose to keep the South Hall city’s tax rate the ...

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Name downtown project, win $500 gift card

Name downtown project, win $500 gift card

A power couple in the real estate business is promoting a contest to name a mixed-use project on the fourth side of the square that ...

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Flowery Branch residents voice school redistricting concerns

Flowery Branch residents voice school redistricting concerns

South Hall residents voiced concerns and offered solutions — including postponement — to a proposed school redistricting plan during a public hearing Tuesday night at Johnson High ...

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Gainesville Main Street manager moves to Convention and Visitors Bureau

Gainesville Main Street manager moves to Convention and Visitors Bureau

The woman credited with cultivating downtown Gainesville as a destination venue through concerts, events and activities is taking on a new tourism role for the ...

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State superintendent says students should be ‘life ready’

State superintendent says students should be ‘life ready’

Getting students “life ready” should be a high priority for public schools, and new opportunities for students and teachers are paving that path, according to ...

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Share your thoughts on state educational policies at Wednesday meeting

Kevin Boyd, a member of the Georgia State Board of Education, will host a public hearing Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. at North High School.

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Detroit-area company now owns Lakeshore Mall

Detroit-area company now owns Lakeshore Mall

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is now owned by a Michigan company, but little else is known at this point about the longtime commercial site’s ...

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Community greets new Mundy Mill elementary school

Community greets new Mundy Mill elementary school

Jenifer Campos was all smiles as she watched her son, Joshua, and twin daughters, Daniella and Isabella, holding the ribbon with other children for the ...

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Officials: 8-year-old set fire in school bathroom

Officials said an 8-year-old student brought a lighter from home and set a paper towel holder on fire Tuesday morning in a bathroom at Mount ...

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Hall County, cities could lose state funding without service delivery agreement by June 30

Hall County and its municipalities are in danger of losing out on state grants and permits issued by the state if they don’t reach ...

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Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Georgia Power installing thousands of LED streetlights in Hall

Neighborhood nights are about to be brighter and whiter around Hall County as Georgia Power’s lighting upgrade makes its way into residential areas.

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Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula revenues to eclipse $1 million mark

Lula officials took a first look Monday at a balanced fiscal 2018 general fund budget that showed revenues eclipsing the $1 million mark for the ...

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Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Tentative Hall school budget includes employee raises, lower tax rate

Hall County Schools’ tentative budget for 2017-18  includes a lower tax rate and pay raises for all of the approximately 3,400 employees, while shaving ...

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Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Gainesville motorcyclist killed in wreck remembered as ‘free spirit’

Before she was a teenager, Anita Strickland was learning to ride motorcycles, a passion she would later enjoy with her children.

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Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

Former East Hall teacher, administrator named principal of new Hall high school

After four years as a principal in Habersham County, Wes McGee is headed back to the district where he spent 19 years as a teacher ...

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14-year-old charged with aggravated child molestation

A 14-year-old Hall County boy has been charged with aggravated child molestation.

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Rabid raccoon confirmed in Murrayville community

Rabid raccoon confirmed in Murrayville community

Officials have confirmed a case of rabies in the Murrayville community, the fifth case this year in Hall County.

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Second man charged in pair of armed robberies

A second man wanted in connection with two armed robberies May 13 was arrested Saturday afternoon after fleeing law enforcement in a vehicle and later ...

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Gainesville man charged with rape

Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrested a Gainesville man on two charges, including rape, in connection with an incident May 15 in the ...

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Gainesville man charged with child molestation

A Gainesville man faces a child molestation charge based on allegations that he molested a child “repeatedly” over a period of nearly two years.

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Gainesville brewery expects big boost with direct sales come Sept. 1

Gainesville brewery expects big boost with direct sales come Sept. 1

Head-high pallets of hand-bottled beer rolled out of the loading bays at Left Nut Brewing Co. for the first time last week.

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Slideshow: Butterfly Release held in Gainesville

Slideshow: Butterfly Release held in Gainesville

Friends of Gainesville Parks and Greenways held the 21st annual Butterfly Release Sunday afternoon at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville. The group released 1,500 ...

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Lula to unveil proposed budget Monday morning

Lula to unveil proposed budget Monday morning

Elected Lula city officials will get a first look at their fiscal year 2018 budget at a special called work session scheduled for Monday.

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Oakwood pool set to open under private management

Oakwood pool set to open under private management

Oakwood’s city pool is set to open for the summer season Saturday under new private management after a five-year run with the Georgia Mountains ...

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Mobile home, workshop engulfed in overnight fires

Mobile home, workshop engulfed in overnight fires

Authorities responded to a pair of fires late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Hall County.

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Gainesville-Hall ’96 seeking new Lake Lanier Olympic Park manager

Gainesville-Hall ’96 seeking new Lake Lanier Olympic Park manager

Gainesville Hall ’96, the group contracted by Gainesville to organize events at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, is looking for a new person to manage the ...

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Gainesville senior chases passion for Chinese

Gainesville senior chases passion for Chinese

Ivy Gerrell found her passion by accident.

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An Odyssey of imagination: Hall students bring creativity, science and drama to world competition

An Odyssey of imagination: Hall students bring creativity, science and drama to world competition

With their a team of gypsies, a smart house trying to communicate with Martians, a balsa wood structure that can hold nearly 1,100 pounds ...

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Developer turns attention to Gainesville square project

Developer turns attention to Gainesville square project

Gazing from the top level of the downtown parking deck, developer Tim Knight had a clear view of the Gainesville square and his ambitious plans ...

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Gainesville cracks down on shoddy housing

Gainesville cracks down on shoddy housing

A crackdown on poor living conditions by the city of Gainesville has an untold number of tenants scrambling to find another affordable place to live.

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GOP chairman hopefuls make their pitch

The Georgia Republican Party took a beating on Saturday from the men running to lead it.

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Child hospitalized after near drowning in North Forsyth pool

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Healan's/Head's Mill backers celebrate first phase of restoration

Healan's/Head's Mill backers celebrate first phase of restoration

Friends and family of historic Healan’s/Head’s Mill gathered at the mill Saturday night as part of their Bows and Boots fundraiser to ...

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Lakeview Academy celebrates Class of 2017

Lakeview Academy celebrates Class of 2017

Lakeview Academy graduating class of 2017 was all smiles as they got their diplomas Saturday afternoon at First Baptist Church in Gainesville.

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No injuries reported from morning house fire in Gainesville

No injuries reported from morning house fire in Gainesville

No one was hurt in a fire that destroyed a home Saturday morning in Gainesville.

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Architect Jacobs, designer of familiar Gainesville buildings, dies at age 93

Architect Jacobs, designer of familiar Gainesville buildings, dies at age 93

Prominent Gainesville architect N.A. Jacobs Jr. died Saturday at age 93.

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South Hall mobile home burns; no one injured

South Hall mobile home burns; no one injured

Firefighters responded to a residential fire in the 5100 block of Woodmont Place off Stoneridge Drive in south Hall County late Friday night.

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City employees grow scholarship program

City employees grow scholarship program

A small idea is reaping big rewards for city of Gainesville employees and their children.

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Marine graduates from Gainesville High — 40 years later

Marine graduates from Gainesville High — 40 years later

While his friends and classmates were wearing caps and gowns and receiving high school diplomas on graduation day 1977 at Gainesville High School, David Dukes ...

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Latino conservative finds home in local GOP

Latino conservative finds home in local GOP

Republican leaders in Hall County have opened their doors to a 43-year-old Latino they hope will help attract area Hispanics to the Grand Old Party.

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South Hall school redistricting to be hot topic at Tuesday public hearing

Residents will have a chance to voice their opinions on a school redistricting proposal in South Hall directly to officials and the school board at ...

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New smart home for wounded veteran is ‘next chapter’

New smart home for wounded veteran is ‘next chapter’

At the end of a gravel road in Maysville, retired U.S. Marine Cpl. Sean Adams finds the “next step in the healing process for ...

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Hopes and dreams carry on with Gainesville High School's class of 2017

Hopes and dreams carry on with Gainesville High School's class of 2017

Gainesville High School seniors graduated Friday evening with smiles and selfies galore. Students lined up at the First Baptist Church banquet hall before they made ...

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Gainesville man charged with armed robbery

Gainesville man charged with armed robbery

A Gainesville man was being held without bond Friday afternoon in connection with two armed robberies in Hall County a week ago.

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Man charged in April gas station armed robbery

Man charged in April gas station armed robbery

An 18-year-old man is accused of taking part in an armed robbery at a Gainesville gas station last month, police said.

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Chamber touts big year, hands out awards at annual gala

Chamber touts big year, hands out awards at annual gala

Business leaders had much to crow about — more jobs, more development and more dollars pumping into the local economy.

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Hall paramedic awarded for caring for family involved in fatal December wreck

Hall paramedic awarded for caring for family involved in fatal December wreck

The last thing Elizabeth Alvarez-Perez remembers before the fatal crash is leaving the church service and heading home.

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Library system seeks funds for extended hours

The Hall County Library System is asking for a small bump in funding to keep its five branches open eight hours longer during the week.

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New plan lays out job corridors, construction hot spots and green spaces for Hall

New plan lays out job corridors, construction hot spots and green spaces for Hall

Job-creating corridors, construction hot spots, green spaces — there are big changes coming to Hall County in the next two decades.

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